Security sector professional Abraham Kiswani shares his love of adrenaline-fueled, high-octane sports and activities.
From bungee jumping to skydiving, certified security contractor Abraham Kiswani’s love of extreme sports has seen him travel extensively both across the United States and internationally. Also a fan of wave runners and jet skis, antique muscle cars, and scuba diving, Kiswani provides a closer look at his passion for high-octane, adrenaline-fueled activities, hobbies, and other interests.
“I’ve always admired and appreciated particularly antique muscle cars,” explains Kiswani, “and my passion for these icons of the late 1960s and early 1970s, in particular, has grown into a love of other cars, sailing, jet skis, and wave runners, for example, as well as other high-octane and adrenaline-fueled activities including skydiving and bungee jumping.”
While the terms ‘wave runner’ and ‘jet ski’ are often used interchangeably, ‘WaveRunner’ is, in fact, a type and brand of personal, largely recreational watercraft made by Yamaha. “The ‘Jet Ski,’ meanwhile, is a comparable craft built and sold by Kawasaki,” Kiswani adds.
Both Yamaha and Kawasaki make a variety of models of personal watercraft designed to offer consumers the opportunity to ride either standing or seated, and either alone or with one or more passengers.
Perhaps Kiswani’s most adrenaline-fueled hobby, however, is skydiving. “It’s a thrill not available with any other extreme sport or activity,” suggests the 20-year security sector veteran, “with only bungee jumping, perhaps, coming even close.”
Skydiving—or parachuting—has its roots in France, where, more than 220 years ago, parachute inventor André-Jacques Garnerin made history when he leaped from a hydrogen-filled balloon floating 3,200 feet above Paris. The first modern, ripcord-operated skydive, however, was not made until over a century later, in 1919.
Bungee jumping, meanwhile, didn’t arrive until 60 years later, originating in Bristol in the United Kingdom in 1979. The extreme sport reached New Zealand in 1986 where the practice was promptly commercialized before quickly catching on elsewhere around the globe.
Further to his love of extreme sports, Kiswani is an avid supporter of numerous good causes including the Tuskegee NEXT project. The security consultant and his company have also donated over 3,000 fresh turkeys to lower-income families during the holiday season for the past nine years.
A graduate of Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Illinois, Abraham Kiswani is today based in nearby Burbank, around 15 miles southwest of Chicago. Also embarking on becoming a licensed private investigator, security sector professional Kiswani’s other personal interests include cooking, movie memorabilia collecting, sailing, scuba diving, and softball.